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Mnemonic Enterprises
Dark Matter Coalition
Posted - 2004.06.07 16:28:00 - [1]

Some people never heard of this RTS, but its the best to date imo. Best multiplayer RTS ever with so many options and strategies.

I heard that the same guy that made this game is planing to do Total Annihilation 2 with EA. These are good news.

Merch Industrial
Posted - 2004.06.07 16:42:00 - [2]

Fantastic RTS. Second only to homeworld 2, in some respects.

It needs an update though. :P

Still Hunter
Posted - 2004.06.07 16:49:00 - [3]

Originally by: Aelius

I heard that the same guy that made this game is planing to do Total Annihilation 2 with EA. These are good news.

ta2 is confirmed, but different developers, and we all know what that means Crying or Very sad

Dirty Deeds Corp.
Axiom Empire
Posted - 2004.06.07 20:58:00 - [4]

best game ever. yea TA2 is confirmed, i emailed the developer and amazingly i got a response, they wouldnt unviel too many details, but chris taylor, lead designer of TA is working on TA2, its not so much a sequel but a brand new game..i think it still has some connections to TA tho.

Benedictus Setaro
Posted - 2004.06.07 21:18:00 - [5]

TA is indeed the best RTS ever made, and also has music that must be considered to be 1 of the top 10 game soundtracks of ANY game, the game's music is simply stunning.
Having spent over a year trying to track down a copy to replace my old lost one (I don't buy things online) I gave up and just downloaded the game off a P2P program, and then day after finishing downloading it I found the game at the local market lol, and for 3 now has pride of place on my game shelf.

TA: Kingdoms sucks major velator though.

Fetty Chico
Posted - 2004.06.07 21:49:00 - [6]

Posted - 2004.06.07 21:57:00 - [7]


Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2004.06.07 21:57:00 - [8]

I liked Homeworld very much, I likede Homeworld Cataclysm even more. I liked Total Annihilation very much, but it don't seem to find Homeworld 2 fantastic at allSad
A follow up on TA would be nice.

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2004.06.07 22:22:00 - [9]

Edited by: Sqalevon on 07/06/2004 22:24:53
For that time it was AWSOME, I loved it more then I loved C&C.
I've managed to take down a Freedom fighter with a big bertha :D
the graphics rocked, all the plating and nuts and bolt flying around :D
and Fido is cool :P
tobad i like Starcraft more :-)
but thats because of the excelent story, tactics and balancing.

The sounds, and the massive battles were so cool, and the tactics behind it :)
having long range support and actually needing to take the geographics of the level into account, I loved it.

Total Annihilation has a place in my hart.

Thomdril Merrilin
Posted - 2004.06.07 22:26:00 - [10]

TA was amazing. That game is best RTS to date.

HW2 was good but not much better than the 1st one.

Not sure what TA2 will be like.

/emote Crosses his fingers

The Enslaver
Posted - 2004.06.07 22:34:00 - [11]


Seriously, that game is by far the best RTS I have ever played.

Posted - 2004.06.07 22:47:00 - [12]

And for all the spaceship fans, there is actually a MOD for TA converting it to a TOTAL spaceship fighting game, with anything from small frigates to HUGE dreadnaughts fighting it out in space...absolutly marvellous.


Enraku Reynolt
Navy of Xoc
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2004.06.07 22:48:00 - [13]

TA's greatest thing was the large number of units
you cant just use one tactic cause theres countless ways to beat it

Posted - 2004.06.07 23:33:00 - [14]

TA pwns you all... even me Embarassed It's a damn good game though, just wish I still had the CDs :(
Does anyone know where to get the expansions, Core Contingent and the other one (can't remember what it's called)? I can't find them anywherer Sad

Btw, Core = wtfpwnage Cool

Maya Rkell
Third Grade Ergonomics
Posted - 2004.06.07 23:40:00 - [15]

Chris Taylor's game is "RTS 2.0" or "Supreme Commander"

I will be a "spiritual sucessor" to TA. He gathered a large amount of data from the TA community (via a forum run by yours truly) last year.

I've been involved in TA for a....long time. I recently went back and finished TA:Dark Suns. For my degree, actually..

Dawn Falcon

Legio Prima Victrix
Posted - 2004.06.07 23:53:00 - [16]

ooh the memories, first game ever, i purchased.

*dusts off orignal package, 2 game cd's, 2 expansionpacks and dreams of ta2*

accutally, first rumors of ta 2 was way back in 2000, where soem guys not affifilated with cavedog wanted to do a sequel, using the quake 3 engine to get 3d. i dont think it went all to well though, since ive never heard of that experiment since.

Veto Corp
Posted - 2004.06.08 00:19:00 - [17]

Bought the game at day 1, still have the original package..... Such nostalgia.....

Posted - 2004.06.08 00:47:00 - [18]

I got really sour when TA was released, because it took away the RTS "crown" from Red Alert, which I was addicted to at the time.

When I actually bothered trying TA though, i fell in love with it though. Still play it every so often with some old IRC friends of mine, great fun. That said, Starcraft is better.

RTS's today aren't the same... only one in recent years I've felt good about was Ground Control. Fingers crossed for GC2 really.

Anyone up for a game of TA? Cool

CCP Wrangler

Posted - 2004.06.08 01:47:00 - [19]

TA is one of the few RTS games I ever played, so it must be a good one. Smile

Miner Protection Guild
Posted - 2004.06.08 01:53:00 - [20]

I saw it two years ago in some games store for 2 pounds... best 2 pounds I ever spent.

Best RTS I ever played.

Posted - 2004.06.08 02:32:00 - [21]

TA was teh uber. second only to Eve in hours i lost to a game. I have a love for that game that borders on fact i'll stop now before i get started and write a 10 page praise to the best RTS game ever..yes it even beat homeworld in my book and thats saying something.

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2004.06.08 02:39:00 - [22]

TA > any other RTS to date.

Still got it installed on my hd.
Still play it now and then on LAN.

r.i.p cavedog :(

Destructive Influence
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.06.08 02:56:00 - [23]

Suleyman: Clicky

TA = best game ever

by far
5 vs 5 multiplayer can't be topped
unfortunately my multiplayer cd has been so overused its cracked in several places and is now unusable :(

Posted - 2004.06.08 03:01:00 - [24]

I still need to get my disks back. My 60 year old father stole them and now HE plays it everyday..damn why did i ever show him that game. He likes to spend like 4 hours building the most insane amount of artillery and just holding the AI back then when hes ready he pauses the game and sets everything to "fire at will" then laughs his head off as his overwhelming artillery destroys like 1000 units in 20 seconds. :)
Bah, even thinking about that game is giving me cravings.


Posted - 2004.06.08 08:59:00 - [25]

Awesome game Very Happy

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2004.06.08 09:23:00 - [26]

God i remeber the days of playing this and thinking how cool it was, and then i found my self the make shift units and files. many a sunday after that we used to play 12 all v all with a limit of 3000 units each. plus 100's of new units above and beyond the main game. i never knew a game like it to have such a suportive back bone and enough life to keep going and still be fun.

Chepe Nolon
Posted - 2004.06.08 10:36:00 - [27]

The best part of TA is the everlasting resources. You could battle for ages.

Favourite map is that garden map. A huge green battlefield without too many obstacles. You usually battled for the middle of the map, since that could give the big berthas the range they needed.

Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2004.06.08 11:27:00 - [28]

ARGH!! Damn you for reminding me of this game!! Total Annihilation is the ONLY RTS I ever played and liked. Now I gotta go find my CDs and have a LAN Party this weekend. The Rapier Air Force shall crush all beneath it!! Cool

eXceed Inc.
No Holes Barred
Posted - 2004.06.08 11:36:00 - [29]

Best rts ever Very Happy

If your wanting some custom maps see my site Cool

Posted - 2004.06.08 14:16:00 - [30]

Aeti, thanks for the link, Final Frontier is what we used to play..had a huge 4v2 fight on the largest map we could find...incredible battles...
Me and another friend defending against 4 less experineced players...using team tactics to beat superior numbers..unbeliveable.


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